With Venus and Mars in Scorpio, we feel myriad desires wrangling below the surface, stirring our emotions, and nudging our unconscious into action. On the surface, our mind and words can bring calm and purpose with thoughtful Mercury in open-minded, egalitarian Libra conjuncting the sun and serious Saturn. This Mercury wants us to be a grown-up and do our work but not to rock the boat. It can also depress us if we obsess on obstacles or the work needed to achieve our goals.
Fair is fair with the sun, Mercury, and Saturn running together in Libra. If something doesn’t feel right or equitable, whether at home or in the world, we growl. But what’s truly fair — about race, gender, culture, or across the dining table — may be a real point of contention. We assume that because our perspective is true, theirs must be wrong. If we drop that assumption and hear the other perspective without resentment, we may find a solution.
We mean to cooperate and talk about cooperation, but then we may do what we wanted anyway. Mars semi-squares Pluto and this can sharpen a passive-aggressive edge. Attention can wander from our daily work to something more relevant, an obsession. Undercurrents of old resentments or danger swirl beneath the surface and need to be dealt with diplomatically.
To use the best of this lineup, we should work on something we find beautiful or fair, something that attacks inequities and ugliness or brings order to a disorderly situation.
Friday, Oct. 8: Tough and serious decisions need to be made with good judgment as Mercury conjuncts Saturn in Libra. We may feel old or need to talk about something stuck in our craw. Work needs us to knuckle down and persist to reach a goal. The evening grows musky as the moon enters Scorpio.
Saturday, Oct. 9: Wake others’ curiosity, or leave them alone. We don’t want light social games but will be heard more if we’re kind as well as honest. Everyone needs time alone under this Scorpio moon. Imagination is rich but focuses on woes and not joys unless we direct it carefully. Check for water damage.
Sunday, Oct. 10: Don’t count on luck. Laugh at outrageous fortune, keep the agenda loose, and make the best of the moment. Help a friend in need. Don’t try to fix things unless the imperative is clear; just hold the space for them.
Monday, Oct. 11: We want to uncover something hidden and broken and excise what needs to be removed, even if is just a misconception, as Mars semi-squares Pluto. Keep surgery specific and kind, and the work can be transforming. Afternoon lightens, laughter heals, and we are impatient with restraints.
Tuesday, Oct. 12: If life feels like improv, play under this restless Sagittarius moon as Venus challenges Uranus. People want a break from heaviness and are curious about what’s offered if it doesn’t feel like manipulation. Get children, animals, and grumpy moods outside and moving. A philosophical mood helps tonight.
Wednesday, Oct. 13: Nail down specifics; put important pieces in motion. People may not feel intimate, but coziness returns later if we prove trustworthy and competent as the Capricorn moon conjuncts Pluto and then sex-tiles Venus.
Thursday, Oct. 14: Feelings are mixed; it helps to do something logical and sequential or do practical chores for which decisions aren’t needed. Personalities tug for control and can get nasty if they feel trapped; be responsible for yourself and trust others to do their end of the job.